ENVIRON 235 - Environmental Economics, Policy, and Justice
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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What role should government play in managing the Earth’s natural resources and ecosystems?

In this course, we will use economics as a lens through which to analyze the interaction between humans and the environment. We will learn the economic rationale for government regulation of environmental quality; we will identify the behavioral and institutional challenges to effective regulation; and we will explore the many policy tools at our disposal. Finally, we will take a look at real policies and discuss the problems of transitioning policies from theory into the practical realm. Through this course, you will become adept at applying economic intuition to all types of questions about the environment.

Course Requirements:

There will be four non-cumulative in-class exams.

Class Format:

The class sessions will largely be lecture format, though discussion is encouraged.

This course will be held In-Person for the WI22 term.


ENVIRON 235 - Environmental Economics, Policy, and Justice
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